ASEAN: Focus on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations
A Global Commerce Strategy Priority Market
The Government of Canada has identified the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as a global commerce strategy priority market. The region is a preferred production base for many multinational companies.
Here are Canada's sectors of interests:
- Agriculture, Food and Beverages
- Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
- Mining, Metals and Minerals
- Oil and Gas Equipment and Services
- Service Industries and Capital Projects
The ASEAN Member Countries
* On April 24, 2012, Canada eased its economic sanctions against Burma. Most prohibitions of the 2007 Special Economic Measures (Burma) Regulations (the “Burma Regulations”) were removed, including those pertaining to exports, imports, financial services and investment. Burma has also been removed from the Area Control List, meaning that exports to Burma of goods and technology that are not included on the Export Control List (ECL) will no longer require an export permit issued by the Minister of Foreign Affairs under the authority of the Export and Import Permits Act. The amended Burma Regulations still include sanctions against certain listed individuals and entities and forbid trade in arms and related material along with related technical and financial assistance. More information is available on our web page on Canada’s economic sanctions against Burma.